- SAG-AFTRA has released a guide discouraging its members from wearing costumes inspired by large productions during Halloween.
- Ryan Reynolds, who is part of the union and has his movie Deadpool 3 on hold due to the strike, joked about the new rules on his social media.
- The strike could potentially cause a delay in the release of Deadpool 3, with the studio considering moving its release date to July to dominate the summer box office.
The spookiest season of the year is almost here. Halloween is just around the corner, and while kids and almost everyone will be able to dress up as whatever they want, people like Ryan Reynolds or any SAG-AFTRA members won’t. And it seems like the Deadpool star is not so happy with that. Or at least deems it necessary to poke fun. After the Hollywood writers reached an agreement with AMPTP, receiving a new contract, everything seemed to indicate that the negotiations between the major studios and the actors would be just as prosperous, ending the crisis in the industry. However, after several days of negotiations, talks ceased and the situation appears to be worse than before the strike began.
In the midst of the current chaos, SAG-AFTRA revealed a guide for its members and the costumes they recommend not wearing during the Halloween celebration, in order not to give publicity to large productions. As revealed by Variety, the union encourages the use of costumes of general figures such as ghosts or zombies, avoiding using costumes inspired by Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, Netflix’s Wednesday, or similar.
Ryan Reynolds, who is part of the union and currently has his next movie, Deadpool 3, on hiatus due to the strike, posted a joke on his X page about the new rules:
“I look forward to screaming ‘scab’ at my 8 year old all night. She’s not in the union but she needs to learn.”
Reynolds is famous for his acidic and sarcastic humor about almost any topic, so it’s no surprise that he also jokes about the current situation in Hollywood, even when it directly affects one of his most anticipated projects.
Is Deadpool 3 Facing Further Delay?
Ryan Reynolds was preparing for his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as Wade Wilson when the actors’ strike began. And, even though Deadpool 3 had already filmed half of its content, the extension of the strike could cause a delay in its release date.
Deadpool 3 was originally going to hit theaters in November 2024, but was moved up to May. And although several Marvel Studios films changed their dates in recent months, everything seemed to indicate that the third adventure of the Merc with a Mouth was going to be able to meet its schedule. However, recent reports indicate that the film is at real risk of not being released in May, and the studio is considering moving it to July to dominate the summer box office.
Which would mean that Captain America: Brave New World would have to change its release date as well. Considering that this movie finished filming before the strike, it could easily be released on May 3. But, for now, the studio has not made any official changes to its schedule, but if the strike continues it will only be a matter of time before they do.